“I’ve just won Set for Life!”: Proserpine woman receives life-changing phone call at work
Picture this: it’s Monday morning, you’re at work and you’ve just received a phone call with the news you’ve won division one in Set for Life.
Well, that’s the reality for one Proserpine woman who will now be receiving $4.8 million during the next two decades.
The North Queensland player scored the division one prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years in Set for Life draw 1850, drawn Saturday 29 August 2020.
This morning, our team called the winner, who was completely oblivious her life was about to change forever.
“Oh my god! Oh my god!” she laughed.
“I am shocked! I don’t know what to say.
“I am completely speechless.
“I can’t believe this has happened to me. I never in a million years thought I would win division one.
“This is incredible. It’s absolutely incredible!
“I have to come back down to earth. I am at work right now.
“I will definitely finish the day at work. I can’t let my team down. But I will celebrate later today.
“I’ve just won Set for Life! I’m not kidding, I have,” she said to her colleagues.
“My work friends can’t believe it either!”
When asked how she planned to enjoy life as a Set for Life division one winner, the overjoyed lady said while would need some time to think, she did have a few ideas.
“The first thing I am going to do is get myself a new car,” she explained.
“I will share some with my family too, and I want to donate some money to a number of charities.
“I will keep working, but I might cut back a bit. I might do some volunteering instead!
“I just don’t even know what I will do with the rest of the prize.
“I won’t be worried about looking out for things on sale now though!
“We’ve always been battlers, so this changes everything for my family.”
Her winning 5-game QuickPick was purchased at Fresh Fields News & Gifts, 89 Main Street, Proserpine.
Fresh Fields News & Gifts owner Barbara Cochrane said she was celebrating making one of her customers Set for Life.
“It’s absolutely fantastic!” she said.
“We’ve been sharing the good news with all our customers and the staff are going to celebrate with a cold beverage.
“The good news will spread fast and all of our customers will all be very excited.
“We last sold a division one winning entry in July 2019. Since we took ownership, we have had three major wins in three years.
“We would like to send our congratulations and best wishes to our winner, and we would like to say thank you for supporting our store.
“This win is very exciting and it is great to have something positive to focus on in these uncertain times.”